MegaReef 01 \\\ Wood \\\ 18' x 10' x 11" as configured here

Manchester born, Los Angeles raised artist Joshua Abarbanel’s work makes me feel feelings inside – all kinds of happy feelings. The three-dimensional sculptures are made up of cut wooden forms that are meticulously laid out and layered to form reef-like compositions of complex marine wonderlands. The elements are stained in various tones creating depth just like you’ll see on the ocean floor.

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MegaReef 01 detail \\\ Wood \\\ 18′ x 10′ x 11″ as configured here

This current body of work, entitled See Life: New Works by Joshua Abarbanel, is on display at the Hinge Parallel Gallery in Culver City, California through July 26, 2014.

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MegaReef 01 detail \\\ Wood \\\ 18′ x 10′ x 11″ as configured here

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Reef 04 \\\ Wood \\\ 8′ x 5′ x 8″ as configured here

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Reef 04 detail \\\ Wood \\\ 8′ x 5′ x 8″ as configured here

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Installation vew

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White on Black Reef 01 \\\ Wood \\\ 36″ x 60″ x 5″ as configured here

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Black on White Reef 01 \\\ Wood \\\ 36″ x 60″ x 5″ as configured here

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See Through \\\ Wood \\\ 8″ x 8″ x 18″

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Reef 05 \\\ Wood

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Reef 06 \\\ Wood

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Reef 07 \\\ Wood